Pippa Middleton, the famous sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is due to get married very soon. We know the date of the wedding and the venue but lots of other details have been kept a secret. Here’s what we do know.
Pippa will be marrying James Matthews, brother of the reality TV star Spencer Matthews, famous for his antics on Made in Chelsea. James, a former racing car driver is 41 and is Chief Executive of a hedge fund management group. Matthews’ parents own several luxury hotels both here and abroad.
The couple will be getting married on 20th May in St Marks church in Englefield, Berkshire, just a short distance from the village of Bucklebury where the bride grew up. It is a modest church so the guest list for the ceremony must be modest to accommodate the wedding party. The church is on a private estate owned by MP Richard Benyon. This will help keep the wedding discreet – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/pippa-middletons-wedding-guest-list/.
The couple has chosen not to use a traditional wedding venue such as a beautiful hotel wedding venue in Gloucestershire. Instead, they will have a marquee reception at the Middleton’s family home. With so many beautiful country hotels to choose from such as http://www.thespeechhouse.co.uk/weddings/, choosing a venue for a wedding need not be difficult in England’s stunning countryside. As the family house has large grounds of 12 acres at their disposal, this is sure to be a grand and lavish affair. The marquee is said to have been shipped in from Belgium and luxury portable toilets are in place for the guests.
The guest list has not been revealed but Kate’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are believed to be playing a role at the ceremony. It is not known whether Kate will return the favour as bridesmaid for her sister as this may distract attention away from the bride. There is no information on whether the unmarried siblings of the wedding party will be bringing their partners to the ceremony.
Absolutely nothing is known about the gown and the media has been going wild with speculation about who will dress Pippa on the day. Giles Deacon and Amanda Wakeley have both been named as possible designers. Deacon has been seen at the family home.